The Essentials of Health of Program emphasizes concepts basic to the maintenance of lifelong optimal health. Topics include: awareness of preventable causes and recognition of the signs and symptoms of disease; communicable and non-communicable diseases; nutrition; weight control; therapeutic drugs and their side effects; toxic agents and environmental factors; narcotics, alcohol, and tobacco; and emotional and mental well-being as integral aspects of health. Social and economic factors and health services that have bearing on these topics are examined.
Students will earn both Lesley University and CRLS credit.
Lesley Early College courses meet in the Lesley Campus, period 1, and students typically take one course each semester.
Some of the Essentials of Health Program classes that CRLS Students may take are;
CPHYS-2011 Biological Chemistry
CBIOL 2502 Essentials of Health
CBIOL 2602 Applied Nutrition